It takes a lot to bring a fresh take to Van Gogh's artworks.

Van Gogh's paintings appear on countless apartment walls, screen savers, and - recently - in each of the hand painted 65,000 frames of the 2018 film Loving Vincent.

Two years ago, the Art Institute of Chicago painstakingly recreated the Dutch artist's bedroom from his paintings and let it on the holiday website Airbnb.

The exhibit translates well-known works such as
The exhibit translates well-known works such as "Potato Eaters" into warehouse sized spaces. Photo / Supplied

Under refrains from the latest cover of Don McLean' Starry, Starry Night – the swirling colours cloy into a feeling that the life and works of the suicidal artist have been done to death.

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They are pictures you've seen a thousand times before, in a variety of ways.
But never quite likes this.

The exhibition invites guests to explore the paintings from a new place. Photo / Supplied
The exhibition invites guests to explore the paintings from a new place. Photo / Supplied

The digital art centre L'Atelier des Lumieres in Paris has translated the most well-known works such as Sunflowers and Potato Eaters into warehouse sized spaces.

The exhibition "La nuit étoilée" projects the characteristic brush strokes onto wall sized canvasses, and brings episodes to life with animation and a musical accompaniment by composer Luca Longobardi.

Starry, Starry Night: La nuit étoilée is transformed by Luca Longobardi's musical accompaniment. Photo / Supplied
Starry, Starry Night: La nuit étoilée is transformed by Luca Longobardi's musical accompaniment. Photo / Supplied

In stages it follows the life of Van Gogh round Paris, Holland and into an asylum.
Following the works in chronological order the exhibition guides visitors through his advances as a painter as his sanity deteriorated.

Decent into madness: The colourful riot tracks the artst's life from Holland to a French asylum. Photo / Supplied
Decent into madness: The colourful riot tracks the artst's life from Holland to a French asylum. Photo / Supplied

Designed by Culturespaces it is one of 14 exhibitions on which the company has spent €39 million ($65 million) developing.

Running until the end of the year, the exhibition is open daily until 31 December.

La nuit étoilée projects the paintings into 'larger than life' images. Photo / Supplied
La nuit étoilée projects the paintings into 'larger than life' images. Photo / Supplied